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Germany Faces New Green Reality

| October 27, 2022 | 29 Comments
Germany Faces New Green Reality

Navigation Hazard Energiewende, German for ”energy transition.” Energiewende is the energy policy launched by the German government in 2000 to change to a “green” low-carbon, nuclear-free economy. When first launched, 6.6 percent of Germany’s electricity came from renewable sources such as solar and wind. In 2019, the share reached 41.1 percent. Germans paid a hefty […]

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Volkswagen Gets It Right

| October 22, 2022 | 43 Comments
Volkswagen Gets It Right

  If you follow the news in Europe, environmental protests have been numerous and public: A relentless outfit called Just Stop Oil in the UK has created disruptions everywhere from major highways to the British Formula 1 Grand Prix, and more recently, they threw tomato soup on a Van Gogh painting at the National Gallery […]

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New Zealand wants to tax cow burps

| October 17, 2022 | 16 Comments
New Zealand wants to tax cow burps

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, she of the gun bans and loonie left ideas, is back: On Tuesday, New Zealand’s government proposed a tax on farming emissions. Al Jazeera reports “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters the proposal would make New Zealand’s farmers not only the best in the world but the best for the world.” […]

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Democrat priorities, not with the people…

| October 1, 2022 | 21 Comments
Democrat priorities, not with the people…

Kamala Harris advocated basing climate change aid on the skin color of the communities. She feels that they are “more impacted” by the climate “crises”. However, the effort to “fight for the disadvantaged” takes a back seat to politics when dealing with a fentanyl crisis related bill. No demographic is safe from Fentanyl. Democrats stopped […]

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PETA calls for sex strike against men

| October 1, 2022 | 40 Comments
PETA calls for sex strike against men

In a move reminiscent of the Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, PETA is calling for a sex strike against all meat eating males. (Conspicuous by its limitations: it says nothing of boycotting sex with meat-eating women.) The German branch of Peta pointed to research last year from Plos One, a scientific journal, which showed men […]

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Heavy US Gov’t influencers anti-fossil fuel group in Chinese pocket

| September 28, 2022 | 23 Comments
Heavy US Gov’t influencers  anti-fossil fuel group in Chinese pocket

Fox News reports that a major influencer of US energy policy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, is an anti-fossil fuel group with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party. They sued the Trump administration multiple times, excoriate fossil-fuel use, the Keystone XL pipeline – basically if it is fossil related, they’re agin’ it. Unless, of […]

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Not enough Lithium to meet targets – Mining CEO

| September 8, 2022 | 66 Comments
Not enough Lithium to meet targets – Mining CEO

  Keith Phillips, CEO of Piedmont Lithium, as an interesting view: Essentially, will we have enough lithium to meet our transportation needs? Sure. Eventually. Will we have it by the time all these ambitious goals like California’s “no-internal-combustion engines (ICE) by 2035” ? Uh, no. “Yes, we’ll [eventually] have enough, but not by that time,” […]

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How’s That Again?

| September 7, 2022 | 43 Comments
How’s That Again?

French President Emmanuel Macron Europe is in an energy crisis, and it’s entirely self-inflicted. Eschewing organic fossil and nuclear sources for green energy, the continent has depended on Russia for more than 40 percent of its natural gas imports, and large portions of its oil and solid fuels needs. Now Russia has choked off the […]

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